McKinney, TX – May 11, 2023 - Segway Powersports partnered with local powersports dealer RideNow McKinney to donate a Segway Fugleman UTV to Guns & Hoses, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing immediate financial assistance to the families of fallen police officers and firefighters lost in the line of duty.
Since their inception in 2002, the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas has donated over 2 million dollars assisting the families of fallen first responders and children’s charities.
Throughout the year, Guns & Hoses hosts several fundraising events that require a large amount of manpower that is not always readily available. The use of the Segway Fugleman will lessen the need for extra hands.
The vehicle will also be available to local municipalities who may have a use for it. In fact, Guns & Hoses already has a date set with Garland Police Department to utilize the vehicle during its upcoming swift water rescue training program.
“RideNow Powersports is thrilled to announce our partnership with Segway and Guns and Hoses of North Texas. As a company, we hold a deep appreciation for the sacrifices made by our first responders, and we believe it is our duty to give back to the community that has given us so much,” said Nick Haider, regional operations director for RideNow McKinney. “We are proud to support this organization's vital work, and we are honored to work alongside Segway to provide immediate assistance to those in need. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of these brave men and women and their families.”
Dave Swavey, executive director of Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas, added, “There are several area police and fire departments that always have a need for a UTV; however, oftentimes budget constraints might play a factor. The Guns & Hoses Foundation would like to act as a segue, no pun intended, to help facilitate donating vehicles to departments in need. This partnership also allows us to further our mission and continue to raise awareness and support the families of fallen first responders in a time of need.”
To learn more about Guns & Hoses or donate to the cause, visit: https://www.gunsandhosesnorthtx.org.
For more information about Segway Powersports, visit: https://www.segwaypowersports.us.
For more information about RideNow McKinney, visit: https://www.ridenowmckinney.com.
ABOUT GUNS & HOSES FOUNDATION OF NORTH TEXAS
The Guns and Hoses Foundation of North Texas is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing immediate financial assistance to the families of fallen police officers and firefighters lost in the line of duty in 19 counties within North Texas. The foundation also contributes to children’s charities supported by local police and fire departments. Since being founded in 2002, the Guns and Hoses Foundation of North Texas has assisted 64 families with financial support.
ABOUT Segway Powersports Inc.
Since 2012, Segway-Ninebot has been dedicated to leading the innovation of shortdistance transportation and robotics. As a high-tech enterprise integrating R&D, manufacturing, sales, and service, Segway-Ninebot owns over 1,000 basic core patents in global industries which have been applied to products in multiple areas including innovative mobility, robotics, and the powersports industry. A subsidiary of the Segway-Ninebot Group, Segway Powersports shares the Segway mission, to infuse technology into innovative products that “simplify the movement of people and objects” and adhere to the motto “Fear No Place.”
For more info on Segway Powersports, visit their website, www.segwaypowersports.us and follow them on social media @segwaypowersportsus.